Bethesda Softworks & Tango Gameworks Announce New Survival Horror Game (I’m Scared Already)…

So, that’s what Shinji Mikami has been up to lately. Besides posing for what looks like a jeans or sneakers ad (ha ha), he’s also directing a brand new survival horror game from developer Tango Gameworks that’s going to be published by Bethesda Softworks at some point in the future (as in, when it’s done).

Anyway, the game project is codenamed “Zwei” (meaning “I won’t comment on this until the game has an actual title” in German), there’s nothing yet on the story characters or gameplay and just a single image made up of environments from the work in progress (see below).

Despite the lack of info about the game, Mikami has some words of comfort for horror fans out there wondering about how scary the game will be:

“A true ‘survival horror’ game is one in which the player confronts and overcomes fear,” says Shinji Mikami, president and creative director for Tango Gameworks. “I’ve found my focus and once again I’m striving for pure survival horror. I am being very hands-on in the development of this game to ensure that the quality is there. Rest assured.”

Sounds like a plan and yes, Bethesda is on a roll again. Dishonored is coming to slap your skeptical face straight and this Tango project will hopefully be as memorable (or even more so) than the Resident Evil games Mikami is well-known for. Granted, for sheer fear, it’s going to be hard to beat Frictional Game’s masterful fright-fest Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but we’ll see how this new game progresses as more media rolls in during the development process…

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Prometheus “The Adventure Begins” Featurette: Yes, Indeed It Does (Now Where’s My Ticket?)

 

You know the year is moving too fast when that film you’re eagerly awaiting is dropping sooner that you think and you’re holding your breath because you hope it’s as good or even better than the commercials and trailers you’ve been seeing. I think Prometheus will indeed be one of those films because, frankly, too many movie commercials and trailers just stink or worse, you can tell the entire plot of the film by the end of the ad. With This movie, you can only guess what’s going on, it leaves many questions unanswered AND it looks completely spectacular. Fortunately, I live in an area with a cheap (but decent and recently renovated) local theater, so even if the film is somehow not so hot, I won’t be forking an arm and leg out to be disappointed. Not that I plan to be, mind you…

Dragon’s Dogma Developer Diary 1: Capcom Spills The Beans (And Some Blood)…

With Dragon’s Dogma a mere few weeks away from going gold, here’s a look at some cool “making of” videos that spell out what it takes to bring the game to life on your PS3 or Xbox 360. IT certainly looks as if anyone expecting to have an easy go at it will be in for a royal surprise when they find out that these beasties in the game all bite back hard. As to all the “better than Skyrim” stuff I’m reading about from the usual suspects, I just snicker and smile, as that’s a totally different beast, particularly if you’re a PC gamer with a solid rig and some of the better mods for that game. Still, Capcom does have the makings of a hardcore hit here with their baby…